Blogging & building internet things since 2005.

Since the early days of WordPress this site has been my pixel playground and it’s proven a pretty valuable personal investment…

It’s taught me how to design websites, evolve with internet technologies, and become more resourceful. It’s connected me with strangers to co-found a business, and find the ultimate acquirer. And it’s introduced me to startups where I’m now an investor.

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Why did blogs die off?

I read this essay a couple weeks ago and it really resonated with my relationship with blogging. It’s also a beautifully constructed, engaging page design worth checking out: “The web today is built for apps—and I think we need to take it back.“ Robin Rendle Robin Rendle succinctly describes the death of blogs, the rise of newsletters, and the forgotten powers of ancient, dusty technologies like RSS readers. Who still follows RSS feeds? Scrap that. Who still comments on blogs?

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Outplayed

These critters are evolving MUCH faster than us during this pandemic. FACT. He got TV + Minecraft banned today (bad behaviour). So… he calls a school friend on @MicrosoftTeams and gets him to record his TV. Which is playing @Minecraft videos on @YouTube. 👏🏻

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Hovering over the “publish” button.

5 years later…

5 years ago today, at around this very time, we sat eating Reuben sandwiches for breakfast in a fancy restaurant in Nolita, New York. Hashing out a new commercial agreement with fancy execs of one of the world’s largest online payment systems. A few hours later, a neighbourhood across, we were in Matt’s apartment with the Automattic team. Laptops on laps, clicking the “publish” button on the news that WooCommerce was being acquired by Automattic. It was a surreal, life-altering day that will forever be laser-etched in my memory bank. 5 years later I’m in a very different season of…

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